1. I walk in, and someone has to look up the right district? table? for me to vote in. How about a big old sign — a blackboard — a cheerful map! That links the house or apartment building with the right place.
2. Now that I’m looking at ballots with six decades of service on my eyes, a long way of saying i’ve hit 60, I can’t read the L#@(D(XO! proposals. And they give me a magnifying glass? THIS IS 2013! Forget digital, how about one large print version at every desk?
3. I saw three people turned back because they hadn’t filled in the charming little bubbles properly. (Probably 60+, see above). (Probably not SAT veterans). Re-tune the optical scanners? Make the bubbles bigger? A touchscreen with big print?
I forgot the person at the desk who insisted on looking up KIRSCHNER in the book clearly marked M through Z. I was polite, I promise, even though it was 6A, barely sunrise, and I was eager to vote and leave.
NAME YOUR OWN FAVORITE EASY FIXES, ANALOG OR DIGITAL, I HAVE TO GO TO WORK .